Departure time: 9:00 approximately Return time: 17:00 approximately Bus journey duration (outward and return journey): 2h approximately Hike duration: 5h approximately Distance: 10 km Difficulty: medium/high Total ascend: 400 m Total descend: 900 m Ref.: SAT-2 (25/05/2019) Price: 30€/person
The European walk
The hike covers a part of the GR-131 long-distance hiking path (integrated into the E7 European long-distance path). The trail follows an old forest path leading to the higher area of La Orotava (Aguamansa). This location hosted the first hydroelectric station in the Canary Islands, supplying power to La Orotava with the water volume that flowed from here.
The trail continues to an ancient volcanic crater that has been turned into a recreational area: La Caldera. At weekends, this spot becomes the meeting point of many inhabitants from Tenerife, coming to enjoy the country and to have a barbecue with the family and friends.